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Scouting Report: Despite the price tag, this easy breezy tee has features that make it feel like it’s really a pack of three tees stuffed into one.
A good t-shirt is hard to come by. It has to be stylish, fit right, and at the end of the day, go with a ton of different outfits. I’ve found, as a general rule, with softer t-shirts, they tend to be less durable, and with firmer t-shirts, I don’t want to wear them as much because well, they’re not very comfortable. I thought this paradigm was one that could never be shifted, and then I tried out this shirt.
Merino Wool Crew Neck T-Shirt
The first thing you might notice about Unbound Merino’s Crew Neck T-Shirt is what I noticed: it’s a little bit pricey for a t-shirt. But here’s why it’s not really—this t-shirt is like having 3 t-shirts stuffed into one. Not only is it extremely soft and made out of 100% Merino wool, it has a silhouette that is form fitting, but of course not too tight. But the best features come from the wool itself. The shirt is odor resistant and anti-wrinkle, which is pretty much incredible. When I pull it out of my drawer, it never has a single wrinkle on it, which, now that I’m stepping outside more, is a big plus. And I can wear it again and again without washing it, and it doesn’t stink (I even asked my girlfriend!). The shirt is temperature regulating thanks to the material as well, so even though I tend to get a little sweaty fairly quickly, not in this shirt. It’s easy, breezy, and perfect for the warmer months.
Despite being made of wool, it’s not scratchy whatsoever—it feels like it’s pre-broken in. Plus, even though it shouldn’t go in the dryer after washing it, the material is extremely fast drying. It’s kind of strange that a t-shirt perfect for wearing out to dinner could also, in theory be an exercise tee. But I like to think of it as a travel tee. If you need a shirt to bring on a long trip to suit a variety of purposes, this is far in away, the one you should bring.